The Men

Performances of the week

Western Amateur win moves Hossler into top 15

  • Beau Hossler moves inside the top 15 of this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM after winning the 112th Western Amateur Championship. The 19-year-old defeated fellow Californian Xander Schauffele by two holes at Beverley Country Club in Chicago.
  • The University of Texas player was three down after 11 holes but won the 12th, 13th and 14th holes to draw level. He parred the 17th to go ahead, and won when Schauffele hit a poor drive on the 18th and ended up conceding the hole.
  • The victory moves Hossler 30 rankings to world number 14. Schauffele also joins the top 15, with a rise 16 rankings to 15th.

Marsh crowned English champion

  • Nick Marsh makes a significant rise up this week’s ranking thanks to victory in the English Amateur Championship at Saunton Golf Club. The Yorkshire player defeated Scott Gregory 2&1 in the scheduled 36-hole final. Marsh improves to world number 36 from last week’s position of 64th. Gregory climbs 1,728 places to world number 2,143.

Robb takes Scottish crown

  • Chris Robb rises 60 rankings this week after defeating Graeme Robertson 4&3 in the final of the Scottish Amateur Championship at Downfield Golf Club. Robb, who recently graduated from the University of Tennessee, jumps to 89th in the world. Robertson moves to 246th from his previous ranking of 368th.

Ghim breaks into top 10

  • Doug Ghim of the United States advances 50 rankings to world number six after finishing leading qualifier in the Western Amateur. Ghim entered the match play stages as number one seed, but lost in the quarterfinals.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • Scott Gregory’s runner-up finish in the English Amateur and subsequent rise of 1,728 places makes him this week’s biggest improver.

The Women

Performances of the week

Gillman dominates Junior PGA

  • Kristen Gillman of the United States breaks into the top 60 of this week’s World Amateur Golf RankingTM thanks to utter domination of the Junior PGA Championship at Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas.
  • The 16-year-old from Austin, Texas compiled scores of 66, 66, 70 and 66 for a 16-under-par total of 268 and an 11-shot victory over Bethany Wu. Gillman broke the 72-hole record of 271 set by Aree Song in 1999.
  • The victory earns Gillman an automatic berth on the United States Junior Ryder Cup team. She also climbs 49 places on this week’s ranking to 57th. Wu improves 15 spots to 28th.

Kim wins TRANS Amateur Championship

  • August Kim of the United States compiled a 4-under-par total of 284 to win the TRANS Amateur Championship. The University of Purdue student won by two shots over Caroline Inglis.
  • Kim jumps 272 rankings this week to world number 484. Inglis breaks into the world top 100 with an improvement of 32 rankings to 81st.

De Roey becomes Belgium’s best

  • Belgium’s Manon De Roey improves 45 rankings this week to 112th with victory in the Belgian International Amateur & National Stroke Play Championship.

Campbell wins Bay of Plenty

  • Alanna Campbell of New Zealand won the Bay of Plenty Open in her homeland to climb 73 places to 344th.

Top 20 movers

  • China’s Yan Jing is the only player to break into this week’s top 20 with a move of one ranking to 20th.

Top 50 movers

  • Meghan Stasi of the United Sates moves back inside the world’s top 50 after an improvement of one place to 50th.

Biggest ranking improvement

  • That honour goes to American Kelli Murphy with a jump of 857 rankings to world number 1,994.
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